January 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 32

Stories from the January 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MLK Day service activity already filled to capacity

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day GW community service event has filled to capacity much earlier than expected, organizers said. More than 200 students, faculty, alumni and 21 student leaders signed up to volunteer on Jan. 19 – the maximum that can fit in the buses chartered to take the volunteers to Anacostia High […]

Students launch online global dictionary

Web Extra When Ian Balina, an experienced Web designer, and Asad Mahmood, a middle school spelling bee champion who speaks four languages, met on the first day of their freshmen engineering class, they had no idea their combined interests would lead them to technological innovation. This semester the two juniors created Leximo, an online dictionary […]

Students still studying in Israel despite conflict

It will take more than bullets and bombs to stop Jaclyn Rothenberg from spending a semester in Israel. Rothenberg, a junior, decided that the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians will not derail her plans to study abroad. Her flight leaves for Tel Aviv later this month. “I know it seems pretty crazy to go […]

Welcome Back Week to award inaugural ball tickets

Web Extra Not one of the 5,200 people with a ticket to GW’s Inaugural Ball? There is still hope. Five events during Welcome Back Week will offer students a chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold-out event on Jan. 20. Mayra Espinoza, student involvement coordinator for the Student Activities Center, said SAC […]

Cheh seeks intern rights

A D.C. City Council member and GW professor is trying to alter a local law that prohibits unpaid interns from suing their employers. Last year, a college student filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her employer in the District, which prompted a judge to rule that unpaid interns did not have the legal basis to […]

SA will fill three vacated positions before February

Three positions in the Student Association were left vacant at the end of last semester, and the SA Rules Committee is tasked with filling them before the body’s next meeting in February. The SA has received applications from potential replacements for SA senators Chris Borchert (CCAS-U) and Daniel Preiss (SoB-U), as well as Vice President […]

Staff Editorial: New Year’s resolutions

Welcome back GW. Before the semester gets into full swing, let’s set some New Year’s resolutions – and actually keep them this year. UPD open records Regardless of the school’s ruling on arming the University Police Department, UPD must finally open its records to the public. In the context of the community-wide discussion, it is […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Free Group Fitness Classes All group fitness classes at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center are free during the first week of classes. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lerner Health and Wellness Center Multi-Purpose Room Get Cozy at Cosi Take a shuttle from 21st and H streets to Cosi for two hours of free […]

Andrew Springer: Let’s float back down to earth

If you watch the inaugural parade next Tuesday, you’ll see the new president, marching bands, a JROTC group or two and a float that represents our school. Only, when I look at said float, I won’t just see the confusing mess everyone else will. I’ll see the $85,000 price tag. In November, The Hatchet reported […]

Snapshot: Inaugural Army

Alex Ellis/photo editor Members of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. participate in a practice run-through of the inaugural parade Sunday morning in front of the White House.